Non-profit Jobs – Senior Nurse at Hospice

Job Title:   Senior Nurse
Organisation: Hospice
Africa Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About Hospice:
Since 1993, Hospice Africa
Uganda (HAU) (national organization) has promoted modern methods of pain and
symptom control as well as “whole-person” (holistic) care for
patients living with cancer and HIV/AIDS. HAU strives to uphold excellent
clinical standards and provide quality education courses and advocacy
activities to promote the spread of palliative care throughout Uganda and
Africa.
Job Summary: The Senior
Nurse will provide leadership, control, strategic direction, management and
support for the Palliative Care (PC) Nursing Services across the three Hospice
sites. The incumbent will also advocate for Hospice palliative care nursing
model, network widely with other health providers; provide advice and guidance
on issues relating to PC Nursing practice.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Leadership and Development:
  • Develops,
    reviews and implements the PC Nursing strategy for HAU; advocates for the
    PC Nursing Care services within HAU and in the wider healthcare forums in
    Uganda and Africa;
  • The
    Senior Nurse will be responsible for standard setting, and ensuring
    compliance with regulation.
2. Clinical:
  • Ensure
    the delivery of high quality PC Nursing services;
  • Provides
    technical nursing advice and support;
  • Manages
    the nursing teams to deliver high standards of care and ensure continuity
    of care for patients;
  • Updates
    and maintains excellent communication within HAU and with key
    stakeholders;
  • Ensures
    proper documentation and record-keeping.
3. Human Resources Management,
Teaching and Development:
  • Mentor,
    train and supervise the Health Service Coordinators, supervising and
    reviewing performance;
  • The
    incumbent also ensures PC service delivery in accordance with policies and
    procedures; ensures the Nurses have the skills required to deliver high
    quality service;
  • Actively
    coordinate the different medical teams, support services,
    education/learning activities.
  • Ensures
    proper budget management for PC Services and promotes access to
    comprehensive quality PC services.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should hold a degree in Nursing; Public Health and significant
    experience in leadership and management in healthcare.
  • Specialized
    training in palliative care, cancer care, and education is an added
    advantage.
  • A
    minimum of three to five years’ experience in African Palliative care in a
    senior nursing position.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates may hand deliver, Email or post a recently updated and
detailed resume / CV with a typed cover letter indicating three work related
referees to the address below. Emails must not exceed 2MB.
Send to:
The Human Resources and
Administration Director,
Hospice Africa Uganda, P.O. Box
7757, Kampala. Uganda
Plot 130, Makindye Road,
Opposite Makindye Country Club
Email to:
humanresource@hospiceafrica.or.ug
Deadline: 19th January, 2015

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